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DENVER (AP) — A U.S. House probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three Western states has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible. A U.S. Environmental Protection agency official in charge of the site...
NEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and other...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Scientists likened the breakthrough to the...
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons. Since September, about 130 people —...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities. The nationwide...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice's estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer. The city requested the money as the 12-year-old boy's "last dying expense" in a creditor's claim filed Wednesday...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday. Police Chief David Todd said the suspect, who remained...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and was not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus. Courts have already blocked similar laws that...